Tips to Find Your Signature Lipstick Shade

This guide will help you find your signature L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche lipstick

Google “Colour Riche Lip Colour Swatches” and you’ll find more than 44 shades to suit every skin tone, mood and occasion. Finding your statement shade has never been easier with the palettes of nude, red, pink and berry hues in the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick range. Each bullet is ripe with nourishing ingredients like omega 3, vitamin E and argan oil to condition and soften lips.

Before you dive in to find your most flattering hue, figure out what your undertones are. A makeup artist trick is to take a peek at your inner wrist. If your veins look green, you have warm undertones; if they appear more blue or purple, you have cool undertones. Can’t really tell? Your safest bet is neutral undertones.

Prep step:

Before you slick on any shade, be sure to scrub and buff your lips to brace them for full-impact colour. Any patchy spots can cause lipstick to look dry, which is never flattering, so be sure to add a clear hydrating lip balm as a final step.

To find your best nude lipstick:

There’s nothing boring about shades of nude/beige/toffee/mocha. In fact, looking for a tried-and-true perfect nude lipstick is like going on a beauty treasure hunt; once you find it, it’s most likely your beauty BFF, day in and day out. Nude means different things to different skin tones. Those with fair complexions will like L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Colour in Matte-sterpiece. Its pink undertone and matte, velvet-like texture keeps it fresh, never flat. Medium skin tones will love L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Glossy Fawn because of its super-hydrating texture and subtle shine; a ride-or-die nude lipstick for darker skin tones is L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Colour in He Thinks He’s Matte-Cho.

To find your best red lipstick:

Red lipstick truly is the little black dress of beauty. It’s the universal symbol for sexy and strong, and there really is a red lipstick to suit everyone. Blue-tinged reds (think poppy hues) like L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Colour in True Red will suit those with fairer skin tones; medium skin tones will love brick reds that are spiked with brown, and darker skin tones will love deep-ruby hues like L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Divine Wine. One thing that all red-lipstick lovers need is a lipliner, like L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lip Liner in Always Red. It’s a trusty sidekick to help lipstick stay put. For the most precise application, start in the centre of each lip and trace the outline to the outer corners. Then swipe your lipstick on right from the bullet, using the lipliner as your guide.

To find your best pink lipstick:

Pink lipstick can have so many personalities: a swipe of pastel pink can be romantic; a punch of hot pink can be punk. Matte hot pinks look flattering on every skin tone. Try L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Intense Fuchsia.

To find your best orange lipstick:

Fiery, never frumpy, an orange lipstick is perfect for sexy summer nights, and a sheer version can look juicy and fresh for daytime. Try L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Luminous Coral. The formula has a slight plumping effect, and the sheer colour it provides looks almost like you’ve just eaten a Creamsicle. (Fair and medium skin tones will both love this!) And L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Orange Magique is a hot, tropical hue.

To find your best berry lipstick:

Can’t choose between pink and red? Get the best of both with a berry hue. Try the mouth-watering L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Lacquered Strawberry on fair skin tones. It’s weightless and gives glasslike shine without goopiness. Medium skin tones can slick on L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Gleaming Plum, and dark skin tones will love a juicy currant hue, like L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Blushing Berry.